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1.1.1 a) The existing 220 KV double circuit lines run on steel lattice towers having a
normal span of 350 meters.
b) The existing 132 KV double circuit lines run on steel lattice towers having a
normal span of 335 meters.

1.1.2 a) The phase wires for 220 KV systems are generally AAAC conductors of overall diameter
of 29.79 mm with 61 strands of Aluminium Alloy of 3.31 mm diameter.

b) The phase wires for 132 KV systems are generally AAAC conductors of overall
diameter 20.16 mm with 37 strands of Aluminium Alloy of 2.88 mm diameter.

c) In another system of 132 KV transmission line, the overall diameter of AAAC

conductors is 22.05 mm with 37 strands of Aluminium Alloy of 3.15 mm

1.01.03 Ground wires will be provided in the system throughout the length of the transmission lines.

1.01.04 Alteration in the conductor sizes, if any, will be intimated to the successful tenderer at
a later stage.


1.02.01 The system frequency is 50 Hz. However, frequency fluctuation in the system in
between 48 Hz to 50.5 Hz is not unusual.


Atmosphere : Industrial, foggy, smoky and acidic

Temperature variation between
daily maximum & minimum : large
Ambient air temperature : 55˚ C (peak),
50˚ C (average)
Maximum humidity : 98%
Rain fall : Tropical in character 1270 mm
per annum (average)
No. of thunder storms
days per year : 70 (average)
Lightning : Usual


1.4.1 The purchaser reserves the right to increase or/and decrease the quantity of any item or/ and
add or delete any item. As such break-up prices of items of the item shall be furnished
for adjustment of prices in the event of such increase/ decrease or addition/ deletion.

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1.05.00 TESTS

1.05.01 All normal design and routine tests as per relevant standard shall be performed on the
equipment. Any other test which helps to increase reliability throughout the useful
life of the equipment shall also be carried out.

1.05.02 High voltage tests shall be performed on Line Trap.


1.06.01 The Line Trap will be installed in the outdoor switchyard at the stations. The Line
Trap will be vertically suspended from the terminal gantry structure.


1.07.01 The inter-circuit and single circuit phase-to-phase coupling arrangement will be adopted for
coupling to double circuit and single circuit lines respectively with Line Traps
connected to the Blue phases for double circuit and to Blue and Yellow phases for
single circuit.


1.08.01 Following documents to be furnished along with the tender :-

1. Schematic diagram of Line Trap along with terminal pad details,
2. Schematic diagram of suspension arrangement for Line Trap,
3. Schematic diagram of suspension accessories for Line Trap,
4. Schematic diagram of lightning arrestor for Line Trap,
5. Schematic diagram of Terminal Connector,
6. All the technical data as called for in Schedule A (Guaranteed Technical
Particulars) attached herewith for both 132 KV and 220 KV Line Traps shall be

1.08.02 16 (sixteen) sets of complete literature, Test reports for all the tests carried out on
Line Traps, instruction manual containing full physical layout, assembly drawing and
complete circuit diagrams essentially needed for maintenance, equipment repairs,
setting to service etc. should be furnished to the Chief Engineer (Commn), DVC,
DVC Towers, VIP Road, Kolkata – 700054 prior to dispatch of the equipment.

1.08.03 The successful tenderer shall submit further technical particulars or any sort of
clarifications whenever called upon to do so by the Purchaser during the execution of
the Contract as well as during the useful life of the equipment purchased.


1.09.01 Chief Engineer (Communication) and his duly authorized representative shall have at
all reasonable time access to the manufacturer’s premises or works and shall be
provided with facilities to inspect drawings or any portion of the work or examine the
materials and workmanship of the equipment during the stages of manufacturing.

1.09.02 All normal design, routine test and any other test to increase reliability of the
equipments as per relevant standard shall be provided in the equipment at every stage.
As also, the total tests of the complete system shall be done before the equipments are
dispatched. The inspecting engineers should be informed well in advance as per the
address at Cl. 1.08.02 to undertake and witness the routine tests and final inspection.

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1.09.03 The satisfactory completion of these tests shall not bind the Purchaser to accept the
equipment, should it on further inspection, be found not complying with the original
test result and contract.

1.10.00 PACKING

1.10.01 The supplier shall provide for securely protecting and packing the equipment so as to
avoid loss or damage during transportation. Any loss or damage shall be made good
by the supplier at no additional cost of the Purchaser within the shortest possible
period and with fullest responsibility.

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2.01.01 The line trap shall be of single point suspension mounting type and should conform to IEC
353/ IS 8792. The line Trap shall be mechanically strong to withstand the stresses due
to wind pressure of 260 kg/sq. m.

2.01.02 The line traps intended for use at both ends of each line section shall be designed to block the
carrier frequency current but shall allow the 50 cycles power current flow without

2.01.03 The line trap shall be broad band type and suitable for blocking the transmitted and
received frequencies of the section concerned where transmit and receive frequencies
may be wide apart.

2.01.04 Line Trap shall consist of a main coil designed to carry continuously the rated current
without exceeding the limit of temperature rise. It shall be provided with a protective
device and a tuning device.

2.01.05 Line Trap shall be provided with a Protective Device in the form of Lightning Arrestor
which shall be designed and arranged such that neither significant alteration in its
protective function nor physical damage shall result from either temperature rise or
the magnetic field of the main coil at continuous rated current or rated short time
current. The protective device shall neither enter into operation nor remain in
operation, following transient actuation by the power frequency voltage developed
across the Line Trap by the rated short time current. The protective device shall be
shunt connected to the main coil and tuning device. The Lightning Arrestor provided
with the Line Trap shall fully comply with the requirements of IS 3070 part–I/ IEC–
99-1 Part I/ IEC –99–4.

2.01.06 All the mounting accessories and hardware including bolts for fixing the Line Trap on
insulators shall be of non-magnetic material to eliminate heating due to the intense
magnetic field of the trap under heavy load conditions.

2.01.07 Sharp corners shall be avoided on the outer surface of the trap to minimize corona

2.01.08 Barriers shall be provided on the end brackets to prevent entry of birds in the interior of the

2.01.09 The insulating members shall be either porcelain or impregnated fibrous materials, to
ensure against ingress of moisture and decay.

2.01.10 Suitable socket and accessories (without Disc insulator) for hanging the line trap by
suspension insulator shall be supplied by Bidder along with line trap.

2.01.11 Testing of line traps should be in accordance to IS : 8793 .

2.01.12 Bimetallic connectors shall connect the line trap with the incoming line and the station
BUS by means of AAAC conductor described in Cl. 1.01.02. Terminal Connectors
shall be designed for the same current ratings as Line Trap and temperature shall not
exceed 40 deg. C over 50 deg. C ambient. Terminal Connectors shall conform to IS :
5561. No part of Terminal Connector (including hardware) shall be of magnetic
material. Connectors shall be designed corona controlled. All nuts and bolts shall be
suitably shrouded.

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2.01.13 Specific Technical requirements :

Sl. No Technical Parameters Unit Value for

220 KV 132 KV
01 Maximum operating voltage KV 245 145
of the System rms
02 Rated continuous current Amp 1250 1250
03 Rated short time current for 1 kA 40 40
04 Minimum resistive Ohms 570 570
component of impedance
within carrier frequency
blocking range
05 Inductance of main coil mH 0.5 0.5
06 Maximum Tapping loss dB 2.6 dB 2.6 dB
(Insertion loss with a line
impedance of 400 Ohms)
07 Blocking range 90 kHz to 90 kHz to
500 kHz 500 kHz
08 Type of mounting Single point Single point
suspension suspension
mounting mounting
09 Type of tuning Broad band Broad band
10 Variation in 50 Hz impedance Negligible Negligible
per degree centigrade
variation in ambient
11 Variation in resonant Negligible Negligible
frequency band per degree
centigrade variation in
ambient temperature
12 Nominal discharge current of kA 10 10
lightning arrestor for 8/20
microsecond wave of impulse
13 Maximum discharge voltage
of lightning arrestor for 8/20
microsecond impulse
discharge current of
a) 500
0 As per IS As per IS
Am 3070 3070
b) 100
14 Impulse current withstand As per IS As per IS
value of Lightning Arrestor 3070 3070
15 Rated Power frequency Hz 50 50
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Schedule A
(To be submitted separately for 132 KV and 220 KV Line Trap)

I. Guaranteed technical particulars of Line Trap

1. Name of manufacturer and country.
2. Type, Model and catalogue number.
3. Inductance of main coil in millihenri.
4. Blocking range (resonant frequency range).
5. Minimum guaranteed resistive component over blocking range.
6. Type of tuning.
7. Variation of 50 Hz impedance per degree centigrade over variation in
ambient temperature.
8. Variation in resonant frequency band per degree centigrade change in
ambient temperature.
9. Details of protection of capacitor & coils against voltage surge
indicating type of protective device.
10. Materials of main coil.
11. Materials of Terminal Connector.
12. Maximum tapping loss (insertion loss with a line impedance of 400
13. System voltage rating in KV.
14. Continuous current rating in Amp at ambient temperature of 40 degree
15. Maximum symmetrical short time current rating for one second
16. Asymmetrical peak value of first half wave of rated short time current.
17. Rated current and corresponding voltage.
18. Type of incoming and outgoing terminals.
19. Type of mounting.
20. Maximum working stress, if suspension mounted.
21. Ultimate tensile strength, if suspension mounted.
22. Class of insulation of line trap as per table 1 of IEC 353.
23. Whether corona rings are provided.
24. Whether bird barriers are provided.
25. Basic Insulation level of Line Trap
26. Dimension of the equipment
a) Height b) Diameter
27. Net weight.
28. Gross weight.
29. Continuous current rating of terminal connector at 50 degree C ambient.
30. Temperature rise in terminal connector under rated continuous current
over 50 deg. C ambient temperature.

II. Ratings of the lightning arrestor for the Line Trap.

1. Type of mounting.
2. Make and type of lightning arrestor.
3. Rated voltage of arrestor (protective device), KV (rms).
4. Nominal discharge current, for 8/20 micro second wave impulse.
5. Minimum power frequency spark- over voltage (wet or dry), KV (peak).
6. Maximum 1/50 micro second impulses spark-over voltage, KV (peak).
7. Impulses withstand voltage of main coil and tuning unit.
8. Nominal discharge current of protective device for 8/20 microsecond
wave impulse.
9. Maximum residual discharge voltage for 8/20 micro second wave.
a) At 5000 amps. b) At 10000 amps
10. Impulse current withstand value of Lightning Arrestor.